Cameras, Guns, Bombs, and Freedom

I was just reading over at San Francisco and Los Angeles about the precautions that were taken in London that might have tipped off police, and how ineffective they were in attack prevention. Of course, this is right on top of the GAO report on security. We’re no strangers to public surveillance here in DC, with cameras all over the city, throughout the Metro system, not to mention the cameras in elevators, offices and other places, but does it infringe upon your rights directly?

That I’m not so sure of. I’m not thrilled about the idea of prosecution-via-camera (think speed and red light cameras), but is the surveillance making public spaces more public than they already are? That I’m not convinced of either. What do you think?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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